Lockdown tips

Animaltalk brings you a variety of articles with tips, advice and things that you can do with your pets while you are in lockdown. Don’t miss out, as we will be bringing you something new every day!

Monitor your cat’s health at home

Cats are masters at hiding how they feel, and often even hide away at times of illness or discomfort. Our handy guide will give you an indication of what to look out for to identify signs of trouble as early ...

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Taking pet allergies seriously this spring

We all know, at some point in our lives, what it feels like to have an allergy. With symptoms ranging from a runny nose to itchy eyes or even a rash, it is an irritating feeling that makes us miserable. ...

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10 cool things about giraffes

The giraffe is a distinctive animal and easily recognisable. At the top of those long necks are heads with such beautiful eyes. Find out what else is fabulous about the giraffe. 1. Tall beauty The giraffe is the tallest land ...

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Busting 8 spaying and neutering myths

These days when adopting a dog, whether purebred or rescue, the animal should be spayed or neutered before you collect him. However, there are cases where this has not happened for whatever reason, and in case you were wondering whether ...

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Pregnant with animals – what to do

Many pet owners today refer to their animals as their children, but sometimes this picture changes when a human child gets added to the family. The arrival of a baby drastically changes the family dynamics, and this can definitely affect ...

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Cat grooming – it’s more than just a cleaning act

Most cats will spend many hours grooming themselves – but with so much grooming going on, is it still necessary for you to groom your cat? Actually, yes. Especially if you have a longhair cat. That doesn’t mean that shorthair ...

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10 Cool things about bush babies

Bush babies are such cute creatures and have huge round eyes, but they’re not all cute and cuddly. They can be scary. These are the 10 things Animaltalk found out about them. 1. Sound effects These cute monkeys received their ...

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What animals teach us

Do you often look at your hamster and wonder why he stores food in his cheek pouches, or watch an army of ants carrying tiny crumbs away from a biscuit your little brother dropped on the kitchen floor? Animals do ...

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Why you have to think twice before getting an exotic pet

Caring for and homing an exotic pet is something that requires responsible knowledge, dedication, energy and staying power. Small mammals, amphibians, reptiles and all sorts are available nowadays as pets. A spontaneous decision, not well thought through, can cause a ...

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6 questions to answer before you get a cat for your child

As many parents will know, a child who has decided that he or she wants a pet can be very adamant about it! Pets are good for children, teaching them commitment and responsibility. However, it would not be responsible to ...

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10 Cool things about peafowl

We all know these beautiful birds and we talk in general about them as peacocks, while we should be referring to them as peafowl. Find out what else are cool about these birds. 1. Family name These majestic birds are ...

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